registration number: fb15-0018-wmz-2024


Entry date:
as soon as possible


Application deadline:


E 13 TV-H


3 years


Volume of employment:
part-time (50 %)

The University of Marburg, founded in 1527, offers a variety of excellent programs of study for around 22,000 students and confronts the important topics of our time through excellent research across a broad spectrum of sciences.

The Faculty of Chemistry, Division of Chemical Biology, research group Prof. Dr. Olalla Vázquez, offers a position for a

Research Assistant (PhD student)

The position is offered for a period of 3 years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is as soon as possible. The position is part-time (50 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hessen, Germany (TV-H E 13, 50 %).


  • scientific services in research and teaching
  • develop his/her own’s research projects with a high degree of independence
  • multi-step synthesis of photosensitive molecules
  • photochemical and biological characterisation of molecules
  • bioconjugation via solid-phase synthesis
  • multidisciplinar collaborative work in an international environment
  • international communication of research via articles and oral presentation
  • supervision of students

Within the framework of the assigned tasks, the opportunity for independent scientific work is offered, which serves one’s own scientific qualification. The time limit is based on § 2 Abs. 1 S. 1 WissZeitVG.


  • MSc-degree or equivalent in subject of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy with a strong background in Organic Chemistry or Chemical Biology with synthesis
  • experience in synthesis and photochemical characterisation photoactive molecules
  • ability to conduct multistep synthesis
  • independent way of working
  • experience or interest in biological techniques (cell culture, protein expression, well-plate assays)
  • strong motivation and ability to work in a team

The willingness to pursue your own scientific qualification (e.g. a doctoral project in the field of chemistry) and collaborate with industry is expected.

The Philipps University supports the professional development of young scientists, e.g. International Max Planck Research School IMPRS-Mic, Center of Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO) and through the offers of the Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office and the office for university didactics.

Contact for more Information

Prof. Dr. Olalla Vázquez

+49 6421 28-22745


We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. As a certified family-friendly university, we support our employees in balancing family and career. A reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as discribed in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs can not be refunded.

Please send your single-pdf file application in English including: project-specific motivation letter, grade transcripts, curriculum vitae, two potential referees, summary of master & bachelor thesis and techniques.

Please apply by 2024-05-05 using the application button below.

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